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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

#NetGalley Book Review: The Cat in the Christmas Tree: A Magical Tail by Peter Scottsdale

This is a sweet “tail” with a message on behavior.
The Cat in the Christmas Tree: A Magical Tail
by Peter Scottsdale
File Size: 2211 KB
Print Length: 26 pages
Publisher: Coffey Publishing (November 2, 2018)
Genre: Cats, Children
My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0

From Bestselling Author Peter Scottsdale Comes His First Children's Chapter Book For Ages 8 and Up
It’s Christmas Eve and Nathan’s cat is wrecking the holidays by destroying the Christmas tree. Fed up with Shadow’s antics, Dad wants the kitty out of the house – for good! So Nathan pleads for help in hope the magic of the holidays will allow him to keep his cat. In this enchanting tale (or should it be “tail?”), does Shadow change his misbehaving ways or will he ruin Christmas? Find out!

Shadow is a young cat who needs to some training. He is tempted to play with the Christmas decorations. Of course Christmas trees with hanging ornaments and hanging tinsel are a major attraction. Shadow has had several mischievous encounters knocking the tree and breaking ornaments. Young Nathan loves his kitty but Dad is ready to remove the cat because of its bad behaviors. Nathan makes a request for magical holiday help to save his cat. What can an enchanted tree do to teach Shadow better behaviors?

This is just a sweet little story where Mr. Scottsdale uses this very short story to share a message to youngsters about how their negative, sometimes just mischievous, actions impact others. The story shows that there are choices that can be made to not hurt others or the belongings of others.
I recommend this story as a nice Christmas (or anytime of year) story that can help teach caring manners to children.

Source: 2018 NetGalley. This qualified for 2018 NetGalley Challenge.

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